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Part-time Dance School guide

Every year parents and guardians just like you consider the extra curricular activities their child will participate in. With dance the second most popular activity for young people, according to the Bureau of Statistics, where to send your child to dance is now a serious topic in many households.

Below is an extensive and thorough guide for parents and guardians of dancing kids including a list of participating accredited part-time dance schools within Australia.

Schools have listed the dance syllabi and associations they are affiliated with and accredited to teach alongside their philosophies making it easy to find a school that suits your child and their needs – fun, fitness, friendships, dance career, exams, competitions or all of the above!

Click on your state or region for dance schools in your area.


Key to Syllabi and Associations

Each dance school shows the syllabus or association that they teach by the use of one or more of the the following codes, more information can be obtained about each syllabus or association by clicking on the links where available.

EDTA – Education in Dance and Theatre Arts
GWT – Glenn Wood Tap
ISTD – Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing
LGTDA – Les Griffiths Tap Dance Association
LMDS – Laurel Martyn Dance Systems
NDA – The National Dancing Association
NDAA – National Dancing Association of Australia
PDAUT – Pullar’s Dancing Academy Unique Technique
RAD – Royal Academy of Dance
RBS – Royal Ballet School
SACE – South Australian Certificate of Education
SFD – Southern Federation of Dance
TDI – Theatrical Dance International
TCRG – Commission Certified Irish Dance Teacher
Vaganova – BMAAD – Borovansky Memorial Australian Academy of Dancing
VCE – Victorian Certificate of Education


Australian Capital Territory

Canberra


Kim Harvey School of Dance
The Oak, 11 Rosevear Place, DICKSON
kimharveydance.com.au
Kim Harvey ARAD RAD RTS
RAD
One of Canberra’s leading Dance Schools, established for 25 years, we provide a careful and encouraging environment in our new purpose built dance studios. Our highly qualified & dedicated faculty provide professional tuition in classical ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap, performance, hip hop, musical theatre, strength and conditioning, for all students, whether dancing for fun or aspiring to a dance career. Past students are now in professional training institutions and dance companies/employment around the world.
Lisa Clark Dance Centre
3/73 Sheppard Street, HUME
lisaclarkdancecentre.com.au
Lisa Clark
CSTD, RAD
The centre has been providing excellence in dance training in Canberra for 25 years. With a philosophy of nurturing and developing every student’s potential and love of dance, the success of the school’s students speaks for itself. All teachers are mature and fully qualified and students are given the opportunity to work with guest teachers of the highest calibre. Former students are performing nationally and internationally in all genres of dance.


New South Wales

Sydney – Eastern Suburbs


The Teresa Johnson Ballet School
245 Glenmore Road, PADDINGTON
teresajohnsonballet.com
Teresa Johnson
ATOD, BBO, RAD
Offering ballet, jazz and contemporary dance classes in Paddington, Darlinghurst and Double Bay, to children from 2 years of age. Our internationally experienced and qualified teaching faculty aspires to pass on their passion for dance to students in an environment of mutual respect. We pride ourselves on giving our students a sound and strong technique upon which they can build their artistry. RAD exams are available and we are proud to receive a Distinction average annually.
Brent Street Studios
122 Lang Road, MOORE PARK
brentstreet.com.au
Lucas Newland
RAD
We pride ourselves on offering the most complete performing arts training in Australia. With industry leading choreographers, mentors and teachers, Brent Street produces some of the world’s most versatile performing artists. Our Young Performers Program offers every genre necessary for a head start into the performing arts industry including R.A.D Ballet and internal Brent Street built training programs. With scholarships available and professional onstage experience offered for ages 3yrs – 18yrs.


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Sydney – Lower North Shore

Plie, Groove & Shuffle
181 Blues Point Road, NORTH SYDNEY
pgns.com.au
Vicki Clare
RAD, Cecchetti
Our expertise is in creating the all-round performer, be inspired by our talented, qualified and caring staff. We have exceptional exam and competition results in jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, modern, musical theatre, breakdance, singing and cheerleading, with 7 Cheer & Dance National Titles. Our students have performed professionally many times from X-Factor & The Voice Kids to West Side Story, Moulin Rouge, Mary Poppins, Lion King & Oliver to Disneyland, Universal Studios and Hollywood!

Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy
75 Chandos St, St LEONARDS
classicalcoaching.com
Marie Walton Mahon ARAD RAD RTS
RAD
Our Part Time Academy offers elite level classical ballet from Tiny Tots to Advanced II. Whilst our experienced and professional teaching staff focus on excellent classical ballet training, we also offer contemporary, repertoire, character, boys classes, pilates and PBT. Students are supported through RAD exams, perform in the concert with the full time students, and have the opportunity to perform with The Sydney City Youth Ballet Academy under the direction of Lucinda Dunn OAM.


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Sydney – Upper North Shore


The Conlan College
Level 1, 25-27 Bridge Street, PYMBLE
conlancollege.com
Susan Anderssen
RAD
Since 1997, TCC has been the pre-eminent dance training facility for classical and contemporary dance in the upper north shore of Sydney. Through a focus on individual instruction in small classes, we encourage students from 3-18 years to achieve their personal best in a welcoming, nurturing environment. Six studios, all with fully sprung floors and performance quality tarkett, school work room and a dedicated café keeps your children safe until you’re ready to collect them.
Dancing with Maree
Normanhurst Public School Hall, Normanhurst Rd NORMANHURST
dancingwithmaree.com.au
Maree Khoury (B.DanceEd)
ADAP
We are a fresh and vibrant dance school that pride ourselves on offering a nurturing environment for children. Our studio has a strong emphasis on technique and performance whilst encouraging enjoyment and friendship. Locations include Normanhurst, Kellyville and North Parramatta. We have the flexibility of offering classes to students who are wanting a more serious approach to dancing as well as those who want to come for a fun, social afternoon activity.

Plie, Groove & Shuffle
175-177 South Creek Road, CROMER
pgns.com.au
Vicki Clare
RAD, Cecchetti
Our expertise is in creating the all-round performer, be inspired by our talented, qualified and caring staff. We have exceptional exam and competition results in jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, modern, musical theatre, breakdance, singing and cheerleading, with 7 Cheer & Dance National Titles. Our students have performed professionally many times from X-Factor & The Voice Kids to West Side Story, Moulin Rouge, Mary Poppins, Lion King & Oliver to Disneyland, Universal Studios and Hollywood! 
Roseville Ballet and Performing Arts
4 Shirley Rd, ROSEVILLE
Castle Cove Public School, Kendall Rd, CASTLE COVE
rosevilleballet.com
Christine Treweek RAD RTS
RAD
A boutique studio situated in Roseville, NSW. Classes are small, and each and every student is tutored to help them reach the best of their own ability. For jazz and contemporary the teachers are current performers or choreographers in the Industry, and our RAD exam results show a high percentage of Distinctions. Exams are open to all students and our annual concert is a highlight for students and parents.

North Shore Dance Academy
St Ives Uniting Church, corner Mona Vale Rd & Douglas Street, ST IVES
St Ives North Primary School ST IVES
northshoredanceacademy.com.au
Anne Gray
RAD
Established in 1992 in St Ives, Sydney, we are a leading classical ballet school that also specializes in jazz, contemporary and national character dance. Our highly qualified teachers aim to nurture a love of dance in students from three years of age to professional level, whilst maintaining a high standard of technique and artistry. Students have the opportunity to perform in the annual concert and eisteddfods as well as participate in examinations.
McCarthy Studios
St Andrews Church Hall, 258 Mona Vale Road, ST IVES
Pymble Public School, Crown Road, PYMBLE
mccarthystudios.com.au
Cheryl McCarthy
RAD, LGTDA
An established performing arts school on the Upper North Shore, Sydney offering many classes for the ‘once a week’ student and students who aspire to musical theatre careers. Students are trained in all aspects of dance, drama and singing as in order to work in the business, you have to be a ‘triple threat’! Our results speak for themselves with many students in professional productions, and our latest star, Eliza, is appearing as Hortense in Matilda.

The Jazz Factory
Second Floor, Lindfield Masonic Hall
1a Lindfield Avenue, LINDFIELD
jazzfactory.com.au
Kim Dresner
ATOD
We pride ourselves on being a warm, nurturing and family-oriented studio that provides top quality professional dance training. Our focus is on developing style and performance as well as strong dance technique, with up to date choreography and styles and providing a variety of performance opportunities. Students are instilled with a love and passion for dance and the performing arts, creating their best memories from their time with us.
Tempo Red Academy
Second Floor, Lindfield Masonic Hall
Unit 12/122 -126 Old Pittwater Road, BROOKVALE
tempored.com.au
Diana Sakaris
RAD
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Sydney – Northern Beaches

Dynamite Premiere Academy
St Michaels’ Anglican Church, Foamcrest Ave, NEWPORT
dynamitepa.com.au
Melissa Mitchell ARAD RTS
RAD
The Northern Beaches most established and prestigious dance school, with all styles of dance offered to students of every age in 4 fully equipped studios. We pride ourselves on creating a friendly atmosphere for artistic learning, a place where your child can develop their creativity, confidence, rhythm and flexibility, whilst building strong friendships. We also cater for the more serious dancer, providing an extension program in classical and contemporary dance in preparation for full-time training.


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Sydney – Northern Suburbs

The Edge Dance Centre
Midway Shopping Centre, 17 North Road, RYDE
edgedance.com.au
Nicky Diamond RAD RTS
RAD, GWT, Irish
We are committed to inspiring passion, joy, confidence, self-awareness and excellence in dance education through performance, examinations and community events. We aim to provide a high standard of excellence in classical ballet, performing arts and Irish dance in a safe and nurturing environment, to young performers of all ages, backgrounds and experience. A magical place to be where lifelong friendships are formed, and aspiring performers move closer to achieving their dreams everyday.


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Sydney – Inner West


Belinda’s Art of Dance
1 Hilly Street MORTLAKE
belindasartofdance.com.au
Belinda Geheran (B.Teaching (Early Childhood), Cert IV & Dip DT&M)
ATOD
One of the Inner West’s finest and reputable dance schools offering classes in all areas of dance and performing arts. A love of dance is particularly nurtured within all classes. We offer classical ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, singing, drama & performance troupes in a safe & caring environment! There are opportunities to take recreational classes, examinations, workshops & performances with fabulous qualified teachers to make your child’s dance experience fun, yet professional.
ED5 International
Bakehouse Lane, Cnr of George St & Allen St, NORTH STRATHFIELD
ed5international.com.au
Elena & Mario De Cinque
ATOD, RAD
Founded in 1991 by Elena & Mario, and benefitting from the 30+ years of expertise and knowledge, having worked with many generations, and producing impeccable talent for the Australian and overseas entertainment industry. We offer the full range of performing arts disciplines from 3 to 18 years for students and families that want to create great memories and valuable achievements. All ED5 students are part of a family and are looked after as people and performers.

The Honeybrook School of Dancing
1 Eaton Street, BALMAIN
facebook.com/honeybrookschoolofdancing
Leanne Donaldson
RAD
Started by sisters Elaine and Shirley Honeybrook and operating in the Balmain area for over 75 years, Miss Shirley’s daughters, Leanne and Donna, and their families now run the school. The close family like atmosphere means students see the school like a second home. We offer RAD classical ballet, tap, jazz, singing, drama, acrobatics, musical theatre and a boys class. We pride ourselves on individual attention, whether for fun, friendships or going into the Industry.  
The Next Step Performing Arts
15-17 Bibby Street, CHISWICK
tnsperformingarts.com
Laura Webb & Kris Lewis
RAD
Led and directed by Kris Lewis and Laura Webb, we pride ourselves on delivering performing arts training at the highest level with the most diverse program in Australia. We provide our students with state of the art facilities and a world-class teaching faculty. Our aim to create a creative, supportive and productive environment and we believe a dream without a plan is just a wish. Are you ready to take the next step in 2017? 

The McDonald College After Hours Program
17 George St, NORTH STRATHFIELD
mcdonaldcollegeafterhours.com.au
Lisa Haack (Head of The McDonald College of After Hours Program)
ADA, RAD
The McDonald College runs a large and dynamic After Hours Program that caters to students within the College and to external students within the wider community who share a love of dance and performance. The program offers engaging and diverse classes including Preschool Ballet, RAD classical ballet, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop/funk, eisteddfod groups, musical theatre (acting, singing, dancing), and private music tuition. The program is suitable for ages 3 and up.
Village on Broadway
255 Broadway, GLEBE
villagebroadway.com
Jacqui Howard & Wayne Aspinall
RAD
We are Sydney’s most exciting centre for performing arts. Created by Jacqui Howard and Wayne Aspinall using their combined wealth of knowledge in developing talent and their passion for nurturing young artists, we are committed to providing excellence in performing arts tuition in a safe, caring and nurturing environment. We aim to create young artists who balance a high professional standard with emotional, spiritual and physical well-being. Elite, Training, Performance and Recreational programs available.  

Metro Dance
Unit 11, 21-29 Chester Street, ANNANDALE
metrodance.com.au
Jackie Hallahan
RAD, ISTD
We have been established in the Inner West for over two decades providing first class dance tuition. Director Jackie Hallahan has over thirty years experience teaching and directing and received the 2013 Services to Dance Education (Australian Dance Awards) for decades of leadership and excellence in dance education. The school boasts a professional staff whose goal is to ensure all students thrive and develop their passion for dance in a safe and caring environment.


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Sydney – Western Suburbs


Dancing with Maree
Tallowood School Hall 44 Redden Drive KELLYVILLE
North Parramatta Public School, Albert St, NORTH PARRAMATTA
dancingwithmaree.com.au
Maree Khoury (B.DanceEd)
ADAP
We are a fresh and vibrant dance school that pride ourselves on offering a nurturing environment for children. Our studio has a strong emphasis on technique and performance whilst encouraging enjoyment and friendship. Locations include Normanhurst, Kellyville and North Parramatta. We have the flexibility of offering classes to students who are wanting a more serious approach to dancing as well as those who want to come for a fun, social afternoon activity.

Performance Art Western Sydney (PAWS)
3/92-94 Batt St, SOUTH PENRITH
pawstudios.com.au
Rebecca Liu-Brennan
RAD, READY SET DANCE
PAWS provides classes in dance and circus for all ages and abilities ranging from 2 to 68 yrs of age. We really look after our students from the second they walk in the door until the second they leave. Our far-reaching network sees dance play a central role in the lives of our future generations, making sure that everyone no matter where they live, can enjoy the spirit of dance.


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Sydney – Inner South


All Starz Performing Arts Studio
60B Henry Lawson Drive, PEAKHURST
allstarz.com.au
Belinda Agostino
RAD, Tapatak Oz
We are dedicated to presenting only the finest of training, staff and facilities as well as displaying innovative and razor-sharp repertoire. Our experienced instructors strive to provide a fostering environment and, through our knowledge of all forms of the performing arts and love of children, we inspire commitment to excellence. We endeavor to provide the best possible family environment for dancers, teachers and parents to enjoy their whole dancing and performing experience.
KRS Dance
6/9 – 11 Ethell Road, KIRRAWEE
krsdance.com.au
Kylie Saunders B.App. Arts(Dance)/B.Ed
RAD, GWT
A vibrant dance studio in Kirrawee, Sutherland Shire with a focus on dance technique and nurturing a love of dance. Both the recreational and extension programs have developed talented dancers and choreographers. Our strong RAD classical ballet program produces successful exam results, and mentoring and performance opportunities. Also on offer are jazz, contemporary and lyrical (modern dance), tap, acrobatics, stretch and technique, hip hop, and boys only hip hop, in a friendly and nurturing environment.

Pose Performance Academy (PPA)
4 Bay Street, BOTANY
posepa.com.au
Fiona Jurd-Smith
RAD
We are the leading dance school in Botany offering classes in RAD ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, contemporary, acrobatics, singing and drama. Attend recreationally for fun and fitness, or audition for our Elite Competition Team. We aim to inspire a passion for the art of dance in every child who passes through our doors and take our roles as your child’s mentors & teachers very seriously. All of our teachers are qualified industry professionals.
Village on Broadway
Unit 4/85-91 O’Riordian Street, ALEXANDRIA
villagebroadway.com
Jacqui Howard & Wayne Aspinall
RAD
We are Sydney’s most exciting centre for performing arts. Created by Jacqui Howard and Wayne Aspinall using their combined wealth of knowledge in developing talent and their passion for nurturing young artists, we are committed to providing excellence in performing arts tuition in a safe, caring and nurturing environment. We aim to create young artists who balance a high professional standard with emotional, spiritual and physical well-being. Elite, Training, Performance and Recreational programs available. 


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Sydney – South West

The Academy of Performing Arts Macarthur
Unit 25/24 Anzac Ave, SMEATON GRANGE

apamacarthur.com.au
Pauline Hincks
RAD, EDTA
A centre of enjoyment & excellence for students to gain a love and appreciation of the performing arts. The fully equipped studios in Smeaton Grange, Narellan, hold classes 6 days a week in dance, singing and theatre for pre-schoolers to professionals. Our teaching philosophy, shared by all teachers, is that students learn best when they enjoy what they do which creates a unique and friendly atmosphere.
GY Dance
Unit 1/380 Hoxton Park Road, PRESTONS
gywizkidz.com.au
Johanna van Althuis-Jones
ADA, RAD, READY SET DANCE
Established 33 years ago, the studio is renowned for producing employable, triple-threat performers. So many graduates have successful careers in Commercial Dance and Musical Theatre, both here and overseas. GY trainees can be seen in every television performance, stage show or corporate event. We are a proud member of Project Dance where students have the opportunity to network with leading choreographers who can help bridge them from dance student to professional performer.

Non Stop Dance Company
11 Enterprise Circuit, PRESTONS
nonstopdancecompany.com.au
Situated in Prestons, Sydney, in a professionally appointed studio, we provide quality dance tuition in a non-competitive, stress free environment which promotes increased self-esteem, co-ordination, balance and poise. We believe that dancing can be fun and educational, with students encouraged to be positive and support their fellow students. Our respected family business has a reputation for being friendly and flexible and believes in teamwork and respect, as a result we have content students, parents and teachers.

 


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Central Coast

Fiona’s Studio of Dance
Unit 1/5 Kam Close, MORISSET
fsdance.com.au
Fiona Donaldson
PDAUT, RAD
A reputable, well-establised dance studio offering unique training from 2yrs in Morisset, NSW. We provide new and exciting challenges and opportunities in dance and performing arts, we specialise in high levels of technical training for young dancers. We have classes for experienced/competition dancers, beginners/just for fun as well as pre-school and adult classes. We aim to promote excellence in all areas of dance, and help develop young peoples life skills whilst inspiring creativity and expression.
Lee Academy
3 Teamster Close, TUGGERAH
7 David Street DOYALSON
leeacademy.com.au
Jo Cotterill
RAD Ballet & a Registered Training Organisation (RTO #70230)
For 20 years we have been leaders in dance & performing arts education offering dance, gymnastics, cheerleading, singing, acting and aerial arts to the Central Coast. Our aim is to inspire a passion for the performing arts whilst delivering academically sound programs which guide & support our students to aim for excellent educational outcomes that work in conjunction with their performing arts aspirations. Lee Academy performing arts school is the place to be! 


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Newcastle

National College of Dance Junior Academy
Cnr Young and Lloyd Roads, LAMBTON
nationalcollegeofdance.com
Brett Morgan & Vicki Morgan
RAD
Our aim is to be inspiring, generous, versatile, adventurous, creative, disciplined, passionate and determined, embracing positivity and respect, driving change and delivering our students life long memories. We aim to provide an elite foundation of dance training that will provide students with the options to make a decision for their dance future.

Ablaze Dance Academy
2/116 Garden Grove Parade, ADAMSTOWN
ablazedanceacademy.com.au
Bergen Lavelle
BBO, RAD
Situated in Adamstown, Newcastle, we provide quality dance tuition in classical ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary and acrobatics. We have classes for experienced, competitive dancers as well as beginners just wanting to have some fun. We are committed to providing excellence in a safe, caring and nurturing environment. Our focus is on strong dance technique while meeting the individual needs of all our students.
Bling Performing Arts
Broadmeadow Rd, BROADMEADOW
blingperformingarts.com.au
Toni Zink
LGTDA, RAD
With a purpose built facility and outstanding teaching faculty, we are a leading performing arts school in Newcastle. Specialising in LGTDA tap, RAD ballet, contemporary, jazz, musical theatre, hip hop and adult classes, we are a one stop shop for the arts. Committed to providing safe tuition in a caring and nurturing environment, we aim to produce well rounded dancers from 2 years of age that are confident and passionate for dance.


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Maitland

Hunter Valley Dance Centre
Polish Hall, 6 Grant St, MAITLAND
Linuwell School Hall, 133 Morpeth Rd, EAST MAITLAND
Largs School of Arts, Largs Ave, LARGS
huntervalleydancecentre.com.au
Suzanne Pettit
Cecchetti
Established in the Maitland region in 1985. Our classes are conducted within a warm and caring atmosphere in a professional and enjoyable manner, and include Cecchetti classical ballet, jazz and contemporary dance. Students are encouraged to achieve their best whilst maintaining a kind and friendly sense of class camaraderie. Parents are welcome to view the classes of the younger children.


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Queensland

Brisbane – East

Brisbane Dance Theatre
3/56 Cambridge Street, COOPAROO
brisbanedancetheatre.com.au
Sally Muntz
ACB
The school was conceived out of a need to offer children of the South Brisbane community exceptional training in contemporary dance, classical ballet (ACB – Vaganova), musical theatre, jazz, tap, acrobatics and hip hop from highly qualified teachers. Our Tiptoe dance program is a classically based program for children aged 2 to 5. We offer young children the teaching, the space and the opportunity to learn sound dance fundamentals in a happy, inspired, fun environment.

Danzart Studio
83 Oateson Skyline Drive, SEVEN HILLS
danzart.com.au
Kellie Hansen
RAD, CSTD, ADi
We aim to train students to be dance fit in every genre including classical ballet, private coaching, conditioning, contemporary, jazz, tap, acrobatics, musical theatre and hip hop. Our team of qualified and experienced dance teachers ensure our students receive expert tuition and the latest choreography. Classes available from 3 to adult.

Kimberley Woodger Dance Academy
Level 1, Morningside Central, 25 Junction Rd, MORNINGSIDE
Woolloongabba Senior Citizens, Qualtrough Street, WOOLLOONGABBA
kwda.com.au
Kimberley Bennett-Woodger ARAD RAD RTS
RAD, CSTD
Students experience joy, creativity and artistic freedom whilst learning a high standard of technical skills in a happy, caring environment. Students are challenged to “be the best they can be” by working for examinations, eisteddfods, annual concerts, and invited dance performances which develop their dedication, commitment and performance skills. More importantly, students bond creating strong lifelong friendships and many wonderful memories. We encourage our students to appreciate that dance is a wonderful privilege.

 


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Brisbane – North

The Premier Dance Academy
1st Floor, Milton Shopping Village, Baroona Road, MILTON
thepremierdance.com
Tania Whelan
RAD, Tapatak Oz, CSTD
Dance is a creative, expressive and enjoyable way for children to keep fit and develop self-discipline, poise, presentation, coordination and self-confidence. Since 1994 we have been providing children with a chance to gain an appreciation of the arts and develop a sense of their potential and healthy self-image. Offering RAD classical ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, hip hop, singing and adult classes, as well as specialised classes for 3-5 year olds.


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Brisbane – North West

Brisbane Performing Arts Academy
2/220 Mt Glorious Road, SAMFORD
2nd Floor, Clayfield College Sports Centre, Cnr Wagner & Sandgate Road, CLAYFIELD
bpaadancing.com.au
Cheryl Bowles
ISTD, RAD
We believe in delivering “International Standards, Individual Encouragement”. We want every student to share the joy of dance and performance, and we facilitate this by having qualified, caring teachers. Their diverse knowledge and experience means we offer classes in many genres, from ballet to hip hop, tap to drama. We enter students for RAD and ISTD examinations, both internationally recognised organisations, and we believe we can help students to achieve their dreams.


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Brisbane – South


Debra Whitten School of Dance
Unit 7/ 104 Compton Road, UNDERWOOD
debrawhitten.webs.com
Debra Whitten ARAD
CSTD, RAD
Principal Debra Whitten, RAD Dual Examiner, has been nurturing the growth of dancers for over 25 years. Every student is motivated, inspired and encouraged to perform to the best of their ability. Classes include RAD classical ballet and exams, contemporary, CSTD jazz & tap, and eisteddfod solos by invitation. In 2015, we launched Pearl Classical Coaching for dedicated students with the facility to pursue a dance career. Acceptance by audition only.

Sayers Dance Centre
Kenmore Village, 1st Floor Kenmore Village Shopping Centre, Brookfield Road, KENMORE
sayersballet.com.au
Vivianne & Nadine Sayers ARAD (Solo Seal)
RAD
Established in 1975, we are a leading RAD classical ballet school that also specialises in contemporary, jazz, tap, Musical theatre and performance, in our fully fitted studios at Kenmore Village. Our highly qualified teachers aim to nurture a love of dance in students from 2 years of age to professional level, whilst maintaining a high standard of technique and artistry in fun filled classes. Past students have gone onto become professionals.

The Studio of Performing Arts Springfield
Level 1 
Retail Centre
 37 Sinnathamby Bvde , SPRINGFIELD CENTRAL
thestudiospringfield.com.au
Danielle Lennon
ATOD
Now in its 11th year, The Studio – Springfield continues to grow from strength to strength. As leaders in the field of Arts education, the professional teachers ensure all students are taught effectively whether it be classical ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, contemporary dance, musical theatre, singing, acting, acrobatics or aerial circus. With graduates successfully auditioning for Full-Time courses, students from 2 years to Advanced are taught well and still love the art of dance.

The Southern Academy of Dance
Elizabeth Bruce Playground Centre
Corner Japonica and Robinia Streets, INALA
sandrabreen.com
Sandra Breen OAM
RAD, CSTD
The Southern Academy of Dance provides training in RAD & CSTD classical ballet, jazz, tap, acrobatics and performance from tiny tots to teacher levels. Studio director Sandra Breen OAM, encourages students to work hard to express their creativity, talent and personality through dance in a fun and nurturing environment. The students also learn music appreciation, teamwork and self confidence. Come and join us at the Southern Academy of Dance … the best place to be!


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Gold Coast




Coastal Dance
7 Coghill Dr, CURRUMBIN
coastaldance.com.au
Kate Hanna ARAD
ACB, RAD
As one of the Gold Coast’s longest established dance schools, we provide a traditional and authentic environment in our purpose built dance studios. Our highly qualified & dedicated faculty provide professional tuition in ACB – Vaganova classical ballet, contemporary, jazz, Tapatak Oz tap, hip hop, musical theatre, lyrical, for all students, whether dancing for fun or aspiring to a dance career. Students are also offered exam & eisteddfod opportunities.



Elite Dance Academy
Upstairs Shop 2, 52 Siganto Dr, HELENSVALE
elitedanceacademy.com.au
Kylie Bannister-Brown (Cert IV DT&M)
Acrodance, Cecchetti, GWT
Located in Helensvale, QLD, we offer qualified and experienced dance teachers and aim to develop technical dance skills and provide opportunities for performance. Our dance students can choose from GWT tap, jazz, Cecchetti classical ballet, contemporary, lyrical, broadway jazz, hip hop and acrobatics. Our studio prides itself on having a ‘family’ feel in a safe and nurturing environment where dance is fun and the kids are passionate and inspired.
Sheridan’s Studio 1
18/359 Southport Nerang Road, ASHMORE
sheridansstudio1.com.au
Sheridan Vollenweider
RAD
18 years ago, former professional dancer now Founder/Director, Sheridan Vollenweider, was inspired to create a studio where students are nurtured and learn sound dance technique and performance skills with discipline, dedication and love. Based on the Gold Coast, there are 3 fully equipped professional dance studios and a diverse panel of highly skilled teachers who offer classes in: RAD classical ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, musical theatre, acrobatics, acting, lyrical, contemporary, singing and performance.


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Manly

Bayside Dance
184 Melville Terrace, MANLY
baysidedance.com.au
Kaitlin Hague (BCI Dance)
SFD
We inspire a passion for the art of dance in each and every student that steps through our doors, whether you dance once a week or every day. Since opening in 2014, we have helped over 500 preschoolers, kids, teens and adults find self-expression and enjoyment. Our combination of a nurturing environment, strong technical training and creativity sees our students grow not just in the dance studio but as human beings.


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Sunshine Coast – North

The Dance Centre Peregian Springs
2/5 Balgownie Drive, PEREGIAN SPRINGS
thedancecentreperegiansprings.com
Deborah Preece-Brocksom ARAD (Hons)
RAD, Vaganova
We pride ourselves on technical excellence combined with a passion for dance. Respect, friendliness and mutual support create our nurturing atmosphere to ensure students surpass their personal best. Studios have air-con, sprung flooring & tarkett floors. The fully qualified faculty of international ex-soloists, company directors, choreographers, and company trainers all have teaching/performing experience.


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Townsville

Townsville Academy of Performing Arts “TAPA”
14 Black Hawk Boulevard, “Cannon Park”, KIRWAN
tapa.net.au
Katrina Sayce
RAD, ATOD, NDAA, TCRG
Our fully air-conditioned complex provides a safe, educational and recreational environment for all. A friendly encouraging atmosphere, providing quality training from experienced qualified teachers who aim to inspire a love of dance while finding the balance between technique and enjoyment. Our mission is to provide the student with healthier co-ordination abilities, self-discipline, self-confidence and increased opportunities to perform before audiences, while continually developing the artistic side of their personality


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South Australia

Adelaide

Barabara Jayne Dance Centre
56 George Street, NORWOOD
barbarajaynedance.com
Barbara Komazec
AICD, Cecchetti
Our philosophy for success is combining a very strong classical ballet background with a high level of training in tap, jazz, musical theatre and contemporary. Many students have successfully trained with us in all facets of dance including: Bridget Hancock, Anything Goes; Nadia and Zoe Komazec, Matilda the Musical; Cristiano Martino, The Australian Ballet; Lilyana Scott, The Australian Ballet School; Cameron Mitchell; Jacqui Statton-Smith; Monica Swane; Amy Berisford; Stephanie Grigg; Nicola Wills-Jones; and Jaime Foord.


Eastern Districts Academy of Dance
481 Payneham Road, FELIXSTOW
edad.com.au
Lynda Purkis
CSTD (SA State Organiser)
Through music, movement and expression we create and nurture a love of dance in each and every student through quality tuition, whether for fun and fitness, performance and competition, exams or career opportunities. With 2 fully equipped, purpose built, air-conditioned studios ensuring the comfort of all students and the teachers’ professional approach provide a warm and welcoming environment. Scholarship programs to nurture selected students unique talents in the field of dance are available.
Turning Point Dance
Corner Holland St and Winwood St, THEBARTON
tpdance.com.au
Michelle Hoffman
ACB, CSTD, RAD, SACE
For 20 years, we’ve specialised in classical ballet whilst offering a wide range of styles, and have consistently been considered a strong, smart choice for quality dance education. Students are encouraged to strive for their personal best and offered every opportunity to achieve it. Our dedicated team of professionals, with a variety of international experiences, utilise their combined experience and sound ethics to achieve outstanding results. New purpose built studios opening in Thebarton next year.


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Tasmania

Hobart


Encore Dance & Theatre
58a Federal Street, NORTH HOBART
encoredance.com.au
Sharon Shirley
ADi, ATOD
Creating dance memories in Hobart for over 30 years, our goal is to encourage each student to experience self-fulfillment whilst fostering self-confidence, co-ordination, self-esteem and enjoyment. Every student receives the attention they need, opportunities to advance and support through our inclusive and holistic approach to dance. Students are guided to become technically proficient receiving practical feedback through annual assessments. Classes include classical ballet (ATOD), tap (ADi), jazz (ADi), contemporary, hip hop and musical theatre.

Jenina’s Dance Workshop
1A Bosco Drive, GLENORCHY
jeninasdanceworkshop.com.au
Jenina Evans
We provide a safe, nurturing environment where dance is fun and the kids are passionate and inspired, whether dancing for fun or aspiring to dance professionally. Our dance training ensures dancers are versatile and technically strong, and encourages dancers to continually develop their strengths. Our aim is for students to be humble, hardworking, positive, confident, show creative expression, be supportive of each other, and enrich the quality of their lives through the beauty of dance.


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Victoria

Melbourne – East


Australian Boys Dance Academy
Swinburne Senior Secondary College, 505 Burwood Road, HAWTHORN
boysdance.com.au
Jacqui Green
Our boys only dance classes provide young men across Melbourne (Brighton, Brunswick & Hawthorn) with the opportunity to pursue their interest in dance. Boys are encouraged to progress at their own pace through specially tailored hip hop, tap and jazz lessons with teachers who have worked extensively as dancers, choreographers and actors in film, TV and musical theatre in Australia and internationally. Classes nurture creativity, coordination, strength, agility, flexibility and confidence in a safe, fun environment.

Gay Wightman School of Ballet
1st Floor, 309 Doncaster Road, NORTH BALWYN
gaywightmanschoolofballet.com.au
Alisa Finney
ADA, Vaganova – BMAAD
3 years to professionals. Ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, hip hop, funk, acrobatics, pilates, character and lyrical. Professional studios with floor to ceiling mirrors, sprung floors and tarkett. Dance wear shop. Classes 7 days a week. Kinder ballet, daytime, after school and weekends. Annual performances and exams, no sewing required. Our students also do the Melbourne Ballet Company Coaching School exams under the Melbourne Ballet Company.


Victorian Ballet School Darebin
86 South Crescent, NORTHCOTE
victorianballetschool.com.au
Margaret McPherson T.P.T.C., I.T.C.(1st Class), Grad Dip.(EdAdmin)
LMDS, RAD, VCE
Inspiring a life-long love and appreciation for dance we offer classes in classical ballet (RAD & LMDS), character, spanish, contemporary, jazz, tap plus musical theatre for those who also like to sing and act. With a respect for classical dance traditions, students are helped and encouraged to achieve their very best in a progressive, dynamic, friendly environment with tuition best suited to their individual needs, talents and learning objectives.

Toepaz Dance and Performing Arts Studio
1/120 South Parade, BLACKBURN
toepazdance.com
Stephanie Nelson
SFD
Based in Blackburn, VIC, we offer a variety of classes, 2yrs to adults including toddler, pre-primary, ballet, jazz, acrobatics, boys breakdance, hip hop, musical theatre, stretch and technique and more. Students are taught with passion and enthusiasm in a friendly, organised and disciplined environment whilst practising safe dance practice under the guidance of our exceptional teaching staff. We offer performance opportunities and competitions as well as Southern Federation of Dance (SFD) Ballet and Jazz exam classes. 


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Melbourne – South

Australian Academy of Dance
4 Clarence Street, MALVERN EAST
academydance.com.au
Nathaniel Lamond (Cert IV DT&M)
ADi
We have been developing outstanding dancers, teachers and industry specialists since 1989. The training offered up to Certificate IV is through Australian Dance Vision, one of Australia’s only nationally recognised syllabi. Delivering the perfect balance of exceptional technique development from Australia’s best teachers in an environment that promotes and inspires students, we’re one of Australia’s premier dance schools.

Beau-Rock Ballet School
Black Rock Civic Centre, Cnr Balcombe Road and College Grove,
Beaumaris Girl Guides Hall, Martin Street,
Beaumaris Community Centre, Reserve Road,
Beaumaris Sea Scout Hall, Bodley Street,
beau-rockballet.com.au
Jenny Guthry
SFD
The school is one of the oldest ballet schools in Victoria and is well known for producing carefully trained students. We offer a wide range of classes including classical ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, lyrical, and hip hop, with exam and eisteddfod opportunities. Catering for the once a week student, the dedicated hobbyist and those aiming for a career in dance or dance teaching. We foster a happy, non-competitive environment, above all dancing should be fun.

Bell-Rose Academy of Dance
McKinnon / Bentleigh Dance School Studio
1 Station Avenue, McKINNON (Scout Hall)
Ormond / Caulfield Dance School Studio
436 North Road, ORMOND (Anglican Church Hall)
bellrosedance.com
Julie Bell-Rose
RAD, SFD
Located in McKinnon in Melbourne’s South-East, our teachers ensure that children are taught correct technique in a positive and encouraging atmosphere. We promote health, creativity and self-confidence, build self-esteem and poise, and show that dance is for everyone. Everyone is welcome whether dancing for enjoyment or aspiring to a dance career. Classes available are classical ballet (RAD), tap (SFD), contemporary and jazz (our jazz routines incorporate varying styles of lyrical, funk & broadway).

Australian Boys Dance Academy
Brighton Secondary College, 12 Marriage Road, BRIGHTON EAST
boysdance.com.au
Jacqui Green
Our boys only dance classes provide young men across Melbourne (Brighton, Brunswick & Hawthorn) with the opportunity to pursue their interest in dance. Boys are encouraged to progress at their own pace through specially tailored hip hop, tap and jazz lessons with teachers who have worked extensively as dancers, choreographers and actors in film, TV and musical theatre in Australia and internationally. Classes nurture creativity, coordination, strength, agility, flexibility and confidence in a safe, fun environment.

Melbourne Academy of the Arts
74 Herald St, CHELTENHAM
maarts.com.au
Jasmina Stefkovski
ACB, AICD, ATOD, BBO, ICDS, RAD, Vaganova
One of Australia’s leading dance schools, producing dancers of a high calibre through unique, creatively driven training programs designed around individualised student’s needs. Alumni have received successful entry into The Australian Ballet School, Joffrey Ballet School, Paris Opera Ballet Summer School & Bolshoi Ballet Summer School. World class faculty and facilities (sprung floors, climate control, high tech and safe premises) mean our students have the best teaching environment to ensure they reach their full potential.


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Melbourne – North


Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance
Level 1, 64 Sutton Street, NORTH MELBOURNE
theministryofdance.com.au

Cecchetti
The one-stop-shop for all things entertainment, we provide performance tuition to students of every age and skill level, furthering education and experience in dance and performance within a supportive environment where students are the number one priority. We offer group classes and private tuition in numerous dance genres plus acting and vocal training. Industry workshops, holiday programs and specialised classes are offered to assist students gain performance opportunities and develop their talent. 

Australian Boys Dance Academy
23 Allen Street, MORELAND
boysdance.com.au
Jacqui Green
Our boys only dance classes provide young men across Melbourne (Brighton, Brunswick & Hawthorn) with the opportunity to pursue their interest in dance. Boys are encouraged to progress at their own pace through specially tailored hip hop, tap and jazz lessons with teachers who have worked extensively as dancers, choreographers and actors in film, TV and musical theatre in Australia and internationally. Classes nurture creativity, coordination, strength, agility, flexibility and confidence in a safe, fun environment.
 


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Regional VIC – Bairnsdale

Jan Pianta School of Dance
1st/38 Pyke Street, BAIRNSDALE
janpiantaschoolofdance.com.au
Jan Pianta Grad.Dip.CI (Dance), Grad.Dip.Ed (Secondary)
ATOD, Cecchetti, GWT, SFD, VCE
Since 1982. All children love to dance – it is innate. We do it best through the solid progressive technical training on offer with various dance syllabi and methods. Students accomplish and enjoy, learn a variety of dance styles, and take on examinations and eisteddfods. Talented students have been accepted into Australian Ballet ITP, VCASS, National Theatre and Melbourne City Ballet School and more. Now teaching the 2nd generation in East Gippsland.


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Warragul

KC’s School of Dance
81 Burke Street, WARRAGUL
8 -10 Kirk Street, MOE
kcsschoolofdance.com.au
Karen Freeman
ACB, ATOD, Cecchetti, GWT
Operating successfully for 24 years, our aim is to provide and maintain a high standard of dance tuition and equip our students with polished performance skills, solid technique and, most importantly, a love for dance. Training girls and boys from two years in all forms of theatrical dancing, we believe dance is for everyone. We cater for recreational students dancing for fun and fitness and dedicated students pursuing a career in dance and musical theatre.


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Western Australia

Perth

All That Jazz Dance Studio
Level 1, 949 Wanneroo Road, WANNEROO
allthatjazzdancestudio.com.au
Fiona Scott CSTD Th. T. Dip.
CSTD, Tapatak Oz
Located in Perth, Wanneroo, we are a quality run dance studio, offering classes in jazz, tap, classical, acrobatics, hip hop, musical theatre, contemporary and adult classes. Operating for 25 years, under the direction of Fiona Scott, the studio offers examination classes in CSTD (classical, tap, theatrical and performing arts) and Tapatak Oz syllabus work. We also offer competition classes and performance work including regular workshops with visiting choreographers and trips to the USA.

Denise Dancing School
5/209 Winton Rd, Joondalup
denisedancingschool.com
Denise Mantle RAD RTS, AISTD dip, Cert 4 in dance & business management, Affil ATOD
RAD, ATOD, ISTD
“the original and best in Joondalup” Now dancing into our 33rd year our school specialises in the training of dancers of all ages and abilities.Our aim is to make your dancing dreams come true and classes are therefore structured to meet the requirements of those who dance for recreation as well as those seeking to pursue a career in dance. Offering the Rad & Atod syllabi ensures a strong technical standard whilst our dedicated teachers instil the sheer love of dance.

Dance Venture Ballet School
4/11 Gympie Way, WILLETTON
danceventure.com.au
Renate Cumalkovs
RAD
Offering a balanced, healthy environment in which to enjoy learning to dance, realise dreams, create lifelong friendships, and expand students’ world through theatre and performance. Mentorship is actively encouraged, older students are great role models for younger classes. Classical ballet is complemented with contemporary and jazz. Programs range from 1 class per week up to daily classes for serious students. Over our long history, we have provided pathways to the professional dance world for many students.

The Dance Collective
39 Winnacott Street, WILLAGEE
thedancecollective.com.au
Charisse Parnell – BA(Marketing), GradDipEd(Prim)
The Dance Collective is Perth’s premier dance training centre and performance company offering classes in a wide range of styles for children and adults. With their innovation and high energy, TDC is renowned for bringing life to corporate events. They also supply dancers and choreographers for television and film and provide teachers to schools and community groups. Highlights include back up for Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy and The Veronica’s.